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Monday January 9, 2012

Loudspeaker-using P. Rican Police Officer Suspended After Calling for Superintendent’s Resignation

Loudspeaker-using P. Rican Police Officer Suspended After Calling for Superintendent’s Resignation

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A Puerto Rican policeman has been suspended for using his vehicle’s loudspeaker to call for the superintendent’s resignation

Since police chief Emilio Diaz Colon took office in police officer Harold Ortiz says his office has been overwhelmed with the crime, saying Diaz Colon is not doing what his people need. In the last year, Puerto Rico has recorded 1,136 killings, which is higher than the previous record of 995 killings in 1994.

Friday, Officer Ortiz was accused of improper use of government property and insubordination after he used his patrol car’s loudspeaker to call for the resignation of Diaz Colon on Wednesday.

At the time of the incident, the superintendent was speaking to the media during the funeral of a police sergeant who was killed. His case remains unsolved like many others on the island.